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Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Sam78, Jul 8, 2012.
Why are Glock cleaning brushes plastic but there are brass or bronze ones at the store?
The plastic (actually, nylon) brushes are only for brushing out debris, and not for scrubbing barrel bores....
So when do i, if ever, use a brass (or bronze, not sure which) brush to clean a glock and for that matter any gun? I guess what I'm asking is when do I use the plastic and when the brass?
The phosphor-bronze (looks like brass) brush is for scrubbing the bore down, removing residues in the grooves of the barrel. On a commerical cleaning rod, you will note that the shaft (and brush) can rotate freely....this is so that the bristles can get into and follow the grooves thru the rotations of the riflings. Bore cleaning solvents are used with this, and lead-removing solvents can be used if bare lead ammo was fired thru it.
To clean other areas, such as the locking block, mag opening/chamber end, the slide engagement surfaces, slide, frame around the trigger bar, even the inside of the magazine tube, a nylon brush dipped in gun cleaning solvent is used.
The phosphor-bronze brush is for the bore, the nylon brush is for everywhere else.
Hope that helps!
*PS* If you use ultrasonics, there is no need to scrub with any kind of brush!
Personally i use bore snake, makes cleaning a breeze. Wet the bore with cleaner/solvent and run the nylon brush through, follow up with the bore snake, finish it off by running an oily patch through the bore then a dry patch to take out the excess oil (don't shoot your gun with a "wet" bore!)
I normally shoot after cleaning with a "damp" bore. I don't have any problems. I just have a light film so if I don't shoot for awhile I am protected. I think you mean if the bore is sopping wet, correct?
the nylon is usually all you need to clean your pistol's barrel, it is all I have ever used
While it is recommended not to shoot under water without use of the Maritime/Marine Cups you should be fine with the occasional "wet" bore.
I use a wide assortment of nylon toothbrushes, spray gun brushes, carb rebuilding brushes, but never have used the little bore brushes that come with the gun. They are kind of like fruitcakes, they get passed along if I sell the gun, and the next owner likely won't use them either.
Yeah that's what I meant. I don't leave my bore super wet, just nice and damp enough to protect the bore and have that oily shine inside.
I agree with this/\/\/\ but there has been times when I shot some real dirty ammo and had to run a copper bore brush through my barrel to get it clean..